only 3??? that's tough.
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Three, eh? Ok:
1. Chick Corea. Mainly earlier stuff. Now He Sings Now He Sobs is maybe my favorite jazz piano trio record. And I love his solo original compositions like the Delphi or Children's Songs records. And of course his electric playing with Miles's band.
2. Kevin Hays. Buy his record Live At Small's. It's worth it for his version of "Cheryl" alone. No, seriously. Monster. Probably the only jazz piano trio performance which I personally feel has totally assimilated Jarrett's trio thing - and surpassed it. "Cheryl," Live At Small's. Go get it. And check this Hays out for a small taste of what he can do:
3. Richie Beirach. His solo piano recordings Sunday Songs and Self-Portraits are sublime.
...Cecil Taylor and Monk were very close to being above...
Personal top three:
and then, in no particular order:
Ouch!!! They are more than three...
Hey, another Beirach fan!!!
I haven't heard Sunday Songs. I've been meaning to track that one down for a while. But I do have Sunday Song (no "s"), a Japanese import duo LP from '75 with Frank Tusa on bass.
internets, have you heard Continuum? It's probably my favorite Beirach solo record. Like most of Beirach's stuff, it's out-of-print. But it can be found on emusic and elsewhere as a download. It's worth seeking out!
Explore my web site dedicated to Bobby Hutcherson:
Nat King Cole/ Herbie Hancock
Very hard to limit to three favorites but lets try ...
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